Posts in "Female Training"

How To Maintain Your Back Squat During Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be an arduous and delicate time in a woman’s life. To be a bit more colloquial…shit goes down. Shit goes down hard. I’m a firm advocate of strength training during pregnancy. It’s a great way to keep the body healthy and strong during those nine months, and to (hopefully) expedite the recovery process… Read more

A Thoughtful and Reflective Discussion On Postpartum Training

My son, Julian, was born January 31, 2017. Four days later my wife, Lisa, walked into a gym. The workout was nothing crazy. There were no burpees, no deadlifts, no squats; hell I don’t even think there was a barbell involved. If anything the experience served as more of an rendezvous back to normalcy for… Read more

One Year Postpartum: Are There Any Special Training Considerations?

The short answer is a resounding yes. A lot of articles and information directed towards postpartum women cover the initial weeks and months after giving birth. That’s awesome. But what about one year after? Five years? As Dr. Sarah Duvall, creator of Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist, mentions below in today’s guest post: once postpartum, always… Read more

Sex In the Industry: Why Men Need to Lean In and Listen

Today’s post is a teachable moment. At least I hope it will be. It covers an uncomfortable albeit important topic and something that, up until this past weekend, I thought I’d never get called out for. And that is…. The sexualization of women in the fitness industry.   Last weekend I presented at the NSCA… Read more

Women and Hypertrophy: Why Should Jill Get Jacked?

I train a lot of women. In fact, if I broke down my client roster I’d say it’s about a 50/49/1% split (women/men/Centaur). I live in a little strength & conditioning bubble where the bulk of women I work with don’t blink an eye at the idea of adding muscle to their frame. In fact,… Read more

Fitness During Pregnancy: What’s a Girl To Do?

It’s not lost on me I have a Y chromosome and that discussing pregnancy and how to train during and after it can be a bit, well, peculiar. I mean, it’s something my body will never experience, so how can I discuss the topic without coming across as some mansplaining a-hole? Simple. 50% of the… Read more

Strength Training, Pregnancy, and Motherhood

My wife gave birth to our son, Julian, seven months ago. She continued to strength train during her pregnancy and has continued to do so since. During that time she, along with every other woman who has gone through the joyous albeit intricate and painstakingly “what the **** did we do?” reality check that is having… Read more

5 Things to Consider With Postpartum Training

My wife gave birth to our son on January 31st, which was a Tuesday. She was back in the gym that Friday. Although, admittedly, all she did was a few easy bodyweight exercises and listened to my advice on hammering drills like deadbugs, birddogs, and anything else that would help to build back her core… Read more